So perhaps the universe is aligned just right for me today. My earlier post began with dancing and then I received this little note in my email:
23 August 2013
Eugene Curran Kelly was born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on this day in 1912. He wanted to play baseball, but his athletic strengths were diverted to more artistic pursuits. In 1938 he started on Broadway, was cast as the lead in Pal Joey in 1940, and by 1942 had moved on to Hollywood. Not only was the athletic Kelly a stunning dancer, he also was normally the choreographer and often designed the camera work. When I think of Kelly, I think of Singing in the Rain, an amazing demonstration of his talent. Today’s theme is in honor of this joyful, talented dancer.
How freakin’ cool is that? It is Gene Kelly’s birthday today! I so loved watching his movies as a child. What an amazing dancer!